Marjorie Johnson, age 84 of St. James, died on Thursday, Sept.5, 2013 at the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia.
Marjorie Johnson, age 84 of St. James, died on Thursday, Sept.5, 2013 at the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at First Lutheran Church in St. James with Rev. K. Christian Johnson and Rev. Roger Noer. Burial will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Thief River Falls, MN. Visitation will be Sunday at Sturm Funeral Home in St. James from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Monday at the church one hour prior to services. You may send the family condolences online at www.sturmfh.com. Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in St. James. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the First Lutheran Church of St James.
Marjorie Anne Swanson Johnson was born on April 10, 1929 in Highlanding Township, Minn., the youngest of 10 children to John and Anna Swanson. She attended school in a one room schoolhouse named 'Old Glory' there, and at one point in her schooling she was taught her
older sister Ethel. She attended 7th and 8th grade in Kent Wash., then returned to Thief River Falls and graduated in 1946. That very same year she married Clayton Orville Johnson, November 24. Clayton and Marge had two children, Annelle Marie and Mitchel Carl. In 1950 Clayton and Marge moved to San Diego. They remained there until 1960, then returned to Thief River Falls in 1960 for Clayton's work. In 1962 the family moved to St James and have remained members of the community since then. Marge became the Selective Service Administrator in 1963 until 1974. She then worked as the Assistant Judicial Administrator in the state district office. In 1988 Marge became the Court Administrator for Watonwan County. Marge held that position for 20 years until her retirement in 1994. Marge was very active in her church, First Lutheran of St James. She was involved the food shelf, belonged to the Tuesday Club and many other volunteer activities. She enjoyed her family including her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Marge is survived by her husband of almost 67 years Clayton; children, Annelle Schofield of St James, Mitch (Tina) Johnson of Clancy, Mont.; five grandchildren, Robert (Melissa) Schofield of Hutchinson, Andrew (Pauline) Schofield of Hutchinson, Grant (Lois) Schofield of Sauk
Rapids, Zachary Johnson of Berkeley, Calif., and Emma Johnson of Missoula, Mont.; seven great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Logan, Cameron, Morgan, Sabrina, Clayton and Truman; brothers, John Swanson and Ernie Swanson; sisters Mabel Olson and Emma Kassa and son in law John Schofield.